Our Favorite Bible Verses for Bridal Shower Invites, Decor and Well Wishes

Celebrate love with family, friends and a little scripture.
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Lauren Nowack
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Updated May 06, 2024

Whether you're hosting your best friend's celebration or helping gather some inspiration for your own, choosing the best Bible verses for bridal shower signs, invitations and cards can be tricky. On top of that, figuring out which scripture to include in a bridal shower speech as a friend or as the bride is a whole other feat. To help set your mind at ease, we've scoured the 66 books of the Bible for the best quotes that highlight the joy of love, the goodness of friends and family supporting a relationship and encouragements to trust God when things are hard.

So, as you prepare all the things you need for a wonderful wedding shower, read through these Bible verses to see what best works on your welcome sign, mixed into your prayer or as a wedding shower theme.

1. Romans 12:9a

"Let love be sincere." (ESV)

Meaning: Whether you're talking about love in marriage, friendships or between a mother and daughter-in-law, love is always best when heart-felt and sincere. This verse is a good scripture for a wedding shower as it applies to any relationship that is present at the celebration.

2. Romans 12:10

"Be devoted to one another in love." (NIV)

Meaning: While a wedding ceremony signifies two people connecting their lives together, it is also a chance for their friends and family to affirm their support for the couple. This verse encourages the couple to be devoted to one another, but also reminds those close to the couple to love them well, whatever that looks like in their current season of life.

3. Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths." (ESV)

Meaning: Relationships can be tricky, and our emotions are often not the most reliable. This scripture reminds readers to look to God for your next steps rather than on what your first impulse may be. These would make encouraging Bible verses for the guest of honor if you need something to write inside your card.

4. Proverbs 17:22a

"A joyful heart is good medicine." (ESV)

Meaning: Whether the two tying the knot are in the medical field or are simply known for exuding joy, this quote from Proverbs is a wonderful reminder that joy is contagious and the best balm for discontentment or a fight. What an encouragement to give to the to-be-weds.

5. Micah 6:8

"He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?" (ESV)

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Meaning: Wedding planning can be a stressful and chaotic time, and Micah 6:8 is a wonderful reminder of what Christians are truly called to do: seek justice, be kind and exude humility. Consider using this scripture for a bridal shower theme and focus on a social cause close to the couple's heart and writing encouragement for the to-be-wed.

6. Song of Solomon 6:3a

"I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine." (ESV)

Meaning: Marriage is a beautiful commitment of two people to each other, and this is one of the many bridal shower verses that celebrate that. Use this Bible verse on a bridal shower sign, on the invitations or as a banner over the welcome table.

7. Proverbs 27:9

"Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice." (NIV)

Meaning: Kind words, encouragement and advice from a friend can be like a wonderful and warm scent. A wedding or bridal shower is a time to cheer someone on in their engagement season, and this scripture would be good to incorporate into a bridal shower prayer before a time of tips for marriage.

8. 1 John 4:7a

"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God." (NIV)

Meaning: God is love, and to love well we need to remember how God loves without boundaries, stipulations or fear. This verse is applicable to both friends of the couple as well as the pair themselves.

9. Matthew 18:20

"For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them." (ESV)

Meaning: When you're thinking up a Bible verse for a wedding shower, consider the fact that the Bible says that when just a few people get together, the God of love is with them. What a cool idea to set the stage for a wedding shower.

10. Proverbs 27:17

"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." (NIV)

Meaning: A good friend or relative is someone who makes you better at being you. As iron can create a sharper edge on a sword, so can words of encouragement and counsel help a bride or groom-to-be be better in their relationship.

11. Ruth 1:16

"But Ruth replied, "Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God." (NIV)

Meaning: It's no secret that relationships with a mother-in-law can be tricky, and Ruth's statement here to Naomi, her own mother-in-law, is an incredible example of support and love between the pair. As an upcoming marriage means two families are becoming one, this verse shows just how to do it.

12. Song of Solomon 3:4a

"Scarcely had I passed them when I found the one my heart loves." (NIV)

Meaning: Looking for some Bible verses for bridal shower invitations? Well, scripture covers a wide variety of subjects, including that butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling of finding the person you want to share your life with. Use this verse to invite the world to come celebrate the fact you did find the person your heart goes pitter-patter for.

13. Numbers 6:24-26

"The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace." (NIV)

Meaning: With all those wedding day jitters moving about, keeping stress to a minimum and fostering a celebratory feeling is one of the many jobs of the bridal shower host. This wedding shower blessing is a wonderful way to ask God to give the to-be-weds peace leading up to their day.

14. Romans 15:5-6

"May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." (ESV)

Meaning: Scripture talks about two people becoming one flesh in many of its Bible verses about love and marriage, and this benediction highlights that. Use these bridal shower scripture verses to bless the couple during their party.

15. Song of Solomon 5:1b

"Eat, friends, drink and be drunk with love!" (ESV)

Meaning: Bridal shower Bible verses don't only have to be about the enormous commitment that marriage is. This delightful quote highlights that sometimes, it is time to party! We'd also love to see this as a bridal shower caption on social media. So, gather round and grab some drinks (mimosas, anyone?) to celebrate.

16. Ephesians 3:14-19

"For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God." (ESV)

Meaning: God's love surpasses anything our brains can comprehend, and that is a beautiful thing. That love will be reflected in the upcoming marriage, making this verse a marvelous one to include at any wedding shower.

17. Psalm 121:7-8

"The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore." (ESV)

Meaning: Having trouble finding the right Bible verses for bridal shower cards? This psalmist wrote a blessing of protection to the to-be-weds, which would be a wonderful thing to share with someone preparing for their wedding day.

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